TRADE SECRET I BY KHALIL-GHIBRAN FROM META-THEATER
TRADE SECRET I
Take red laton like the color of brown sugar or cinnabar, not the vulgar kind but philosophical.
Wash it in spirit of wine in a reverberating
furnace under constant flux of a heated bath for 40-50 days. Be sure to vigorously stir the work twice a day with a metallic rod to keep the impurities from settling. When you see that a ring of crystals has formed at the top of the vessel know that the sacred birth is soon due.
Under light you will see the crystalline salt shoots many colors which you will not believe. Know that this is the true prima materia. Continue with the fire for 5 additional days and your laton
or brass will begin to swell. This is the end of th first receipt.